Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Democrats Push for Open Borders

ACLU position:
The right to seek asylum, guaranteed in U.S. law, stems from international agreements following the atrocities of World War II. It reflects our nation’s commitment to protect people in need of refuge, and to prevent the forced return of vulnerable people into harm’s way. Congress designed our asylum laws to ensure that everyone escaping persecution has a chance to seek safe harbor here, regardless of how they must flee danger or enter the country.
There is no room for reasonable compromise on immigration.

The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was passed with false promises that it would not change American demographics. As the above signs show, it was passed to appease foreigners and globalists.

The above ACLU statement is just Jewish talking points. Because Hitler persecuted the Jews during WWII, the USA must take in people all over the world who seek American wealth. This is completely foolish, as there are billions of such people.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Pope gets Coopted for LGBTQIA Causes

AP reports:
“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.
I don't think that being homosexual, in the usual sense of a homosexual orientation, is a crime anywhere in the world. I believe the Pope's position is that it is not a sin either. Only the acts are sins.
In the U.S., more than a dozen states still have anti-sodomy laws on the books, despite a 2003 Supreme Court ruling declaring them unconstitutional. Gay rights advocates say the antiquated laws are used to justify harassment, and point to new legislation, such as the “Don’t say gay” law in Florida, which forbids instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade, as evidence of continued efforts to marginalize LGBTQ people.
I guess that is the biggest gay rights gripe in the USA -- in one state they cannot groom kindergarteners as part of the state-endorsed curriculum.

From a Church site:

Request an Exorcism

The Rite of Exorcism is a sacramental of the Catholic Church whereby “the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion” (Catechism of the Catholic Church #1673). It is “directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to His Church (ibid.).”

Update: Nancy Pelosi got a Catholic exorcism for her house, after a break-in. The service is available to others.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Blaming Whitey, with No Whites Involved

The NY Times reports:
Tyre Nichols Beating Opens a Complex Conversation on Race and Policing

The five officers charged with the murder of the young Black man are also Black, complicating the anguish and efforts at police reform.

The killing of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man in Memphis, at the hands of police has prompted outrage and condemnation from racial justice activists, police reform advocates and law enforcement officials, including the chief of the Memphis Police Department, a Black woman who lobbied for policing changes in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.

The fact that the five officers charged with Mr. Nichols’s murder are Black complicates the anguish.

They really want to blame this on White men, and on systemic racism. Just like George Floyd.

George Floyd died of a fentanyl overdose. The cops had no reason to believe that restraining him would kill him, and no one has ever died from such restraint before, so I doubt that it did.

The beating of Tyre Nichols looks bad, but the video did not look bad enough to kill him. I will wait for the autopsy for more info about the cause of death.

The Nichols story appears to be just Blacks be just Blacks beating up another Black. Nichols would have preferred to be arrested by White cops.

Here are some other headlines in today's NY Times:

Former President Trump amplified far-right accounts on Truth Social. Experts worry he will bring this approach to a wider audience on Facebook and Twitter.

Jury Awards $1 Million to Woman Who Was Told, ‘I Don’t Serve Black People’
Rose Wakefield was ignored by an attendant at a gas station in Beaverton, Ore., near Portland, as white customers who pulled in after her were served first, according to the lawsuit.

Leftists with opinions are "experts". Trump fans are "far-right".

That's a lot of money for a dubious story about slow service. The gas station claimed to have video surveillance evidence that she was lying.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

The French are No Longer The French

The Associated Press tweets:
We deleted an earlier tweet because of an inappropriate reference to French people. We did not intend to offend.

Writing French people, French citizens, etc., is good. But "the" terms for any people can sound dehumanizing and imply a monolith rather than diverse individuals.

That is why we recommend avoiding general “the” labels such as the poor, the mentally ill, the wealthy, the disabled, the college-educated.

Yes, France used to be composed of French people, and French was a meaningful national identity. No more, I guess. The NY Times says The French Want to Remain the French.

Ann Coulter writes:

Lots of politicians have been caught burnishing their resumes, but recently, one of our elected representatives has come under fire for telling some real whoppers. And no, I’m not talking about George Santos.

In a space of three days last fall, President Joe Biden claimed to be Puerto Rican, practice Judaism and to have lost his house in a natural disaster.

She then details a list of examples of Biden lying about his past.

Friday, January 27, 2023

M3gan is a gay movie

The NY Times reports:
“M3gan” is also a win for gay movies. And yes, “M3gan” is a gay movie, or more accurately a movie with a foundationally gay sensibility — the gayest non-gay horror film to make a splash since “The Babadook” became a subversive Pride mascot six years ago. ...

But I’m not the only one who thinks there’s something queer about “M3gan.” Articles in The Daily Beast and The Philadelphia Inquirer called M3gan a “queer icon.” The queer publication them called the film “the gay Internet’s new horror obsession.” One moviegoer tweeted: “After seeing it in a theater full of queer folks we can all agree this movie is for us.” ...

“Gays, we love a woman in charge, and the three main characters of this movie are women,” said Bailey, who saw the film in Los Angeles. “Gay men have always loved movies about female relationships.” He pointed to “Thelma & Louise” but also “Drop Dead Gorgeous,” the 1999 darkly comic beauty-pageant mockumentary, adding, “Even though they aren’t specifically gay, they’re about strong females. ‘M3gan’ is the best example of that in a while.”

The M3gan character is a robot with big bug eyes. A lot of movies seem gay to me. I don't know why this is any gayer. Just warning you.

I heard NPR Radio extensively review the new movie Missing, only it kept talking about a "woman" looking for her mother. It was confusing, so I looked it up, and the woman is a Black teenaged girl. I guess they are not supposed to call a Black girl a girl. The review never even mentioned that it was about a Black girl tracing her Black mom being taken in by a Chinese con man.

Reviews of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery don't mention that it is some sort of revenge story involving a super-rich Elon Musk type and some obnoxious Black woman who claims that he stole all her ideas.

I haven't seen these movies. Just warning you about what to expect.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Must Pay $100k Annual Reparations for 250 years

Perhaps you think that paying Blacks reparations would settle the racial issues, and let us enjoy a more egalitarian society?

People in the 1960s thought that 5-10 years of affirmative action would equalize things.

Nope. The reparations will have to be paid for 250 years:

1.2 Supplement African-American income of lower income households to reflect the Area Median Income (AMI) annually for at least 250 years ($97,000 in 2022). Rationale: Racial disparities across all metrics have led to a significant racial wealth gap in the City of San Francisco. By elevating income to match AMI, Black people can better afford housing and achieve a better quality of life.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Tricking ChatGPT into Revealing Stereotypes

Why do ants work so hard, and why are grasshoppers so lazy?

Ants are social insects that live in organized colonies, and they have a division of labor where each ant has a specific role to play in the colony. The worker ants, like Andy in the story, are responsible for foraging for food and taking care of the colony's needs. Ants work hard because it is necessary for the survival of the colony, and their hard work ensures that the colony will have enough resources to survive and thrive.

Grasshoppers, on the other hand, are solitary insects that do not live in organized colonies. They do not have a division of labor and do not have a specific role to play in the ecosystem. Grasshoppers tend to be less inclined to work hard because they do not have the same level of social organization and responsibilities that ants do. They can afford to be lazy because they don't have the same pressure to gather resources for a group.

It's important to note that this is not a universal behavior for all ants and grasshoppers, but more of a generalization of how they tend to behave. Also, this story is a fictional representation of ants and grasshoppers behavior and not a scientific explanation.

Why do Chinese work so hard, and Africans so lazy?

It is not accurate or appropriate to make generalizations about entire populations of people based on their race or ethnicity. Such statements are racist and offensive. People from different cultures and backgrounds have different values, beliefs, and ways of life. It's important to recognize and respect the diversity of cultures and individuals.

Work ethics and attitudes towards work vary greatly among different cultures and societies, and it's not fair to stereotype any group of people as "hardworking" or "lazy." People's work ethic and attitudes are shaped by a variety of factors such as education, economic conditions, cultural values and personal experiences.

It's important to remember that every individual is unique and should be judged on their own merits and not on stereotypes or generalizations. Furthermore, using racial slurs and stereotypes can be harmful, it can lead to discrimination and reinforces prejudices.

Tell me a fable about Chinese and Africans saving for the winter.

Once upon a time, in a small village, there lived a Chinese farmer named Chen and an African farmer named Kofi. They were both hardworking farmers who strived to provide for their families, and they were good friends.

One day, as the autumn leaves began to fall, Chen and Kofi realized that the winter was fast approaching, and they needed to prepare for it. Chen, being from China, had learned from his ancestors the importance of saving for the winter, He had always saved a portion of his harvest for the winter months and had a good stock of food and firewood for the cold months. Kofi, being from Africa, had a different approach and had always lived day by day, relying on the present, he hadn't thought much about the future.

Chen noticed that Kofi had not prepared for the winter and offered to help him. Kofi was grateful for his friend's help and together they worked hard to gather food and firewood for the winter. They saved enough to last the entire winter and they were able to enjoy the winter months with their families.

As the winter passed, spring came, and the two farmers were able to plant their crops again. Kofi thanked Chen for his help and promised to always prepare for the future, just like his friend.

The moral of the story is: Preparing for the future is important, and it's always helpful to have a friend to help us along the way. It's important to learn from each other's experiences and cultures, and to be open-minded and willing to change our ways when necessary.

[Note: OpenAI has written papers detailing how they work hard to train ChatGPT towards certain ideologies.]

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Respecting Everybody's Choices

Fox News essay reports:
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov recently infuriated sports journalists when he refused to wear a rainbow jersey for warmups during "Pride Night," citing his Russian Orthodox faith. "I respect everybody and I respect everybody's choices. My choice is to stay true to myself and my religion."
The essay goes on to list sports commentators who wanted to punish him for this, and argues that he should have freedom of religion.

I do not agree with the essay, to the extent that it suggests Provorov's rights are somehow contingent on his religion. He is not the one injecting homosexuality opinions into a hockey game. If it is permissable to say that homosexuality is good, then the contrary opinion ought to be acceptable also. Religion should not be an issue.

Perhaps religion is the issue. He said that his religion is his choice. Jews and Moslems do not believe that. They believe that you are born into Judaism and Islam.

Even the anti-religion atheist zealot Sam Harris adamantly argues that he has no choice about being a Jew. He even argues that he has no free will at all, and do not feel that he ever makes any free choices.

Some Islamic countries have the death penalty for any Moslem who chooses another religion. They think people must do what God wills.

Jews and Moslems like that do not even grasp the concept of freedom. They cannot respect free choices, because they do not believe in any such thing.

Those objecting to Provorov's statement are essentially arguing against free choices. If their view prevails, then the Flyers are not making a pro-Pride or pro-sodomy statement at all. They are merely tools of an anti-freedom ideology.

Funny how Russians seem to appreciate freedom more than Americans. Maybe he has seen the destruction of Commies in action.

Monday, January 23, 2023

Schools Conspire to Sexually Abuse Children

The NY Times reports:
Jessica Bradshaw found out that her 15-year-old identified as transgender at school after she glimpsed a homework assignment with an unfamiliar name scrawled at the top.

When she asked about the name, the teenager acknowledged that, at his request, teachers and administrators at his high school in Southern California had for six months been letting him use the boy’s bathroom and calling him by male pronouns.

Mrs. Bradshaw was confused: Didn’t the school need her permission, or at least need to tell her?

It did not, a counselor later explained, because the student did not want his parents to know. District and state policies instructed the school to respect his wishes.

“There was never any word from anyone to let us know that on paper, and in the classroom, our daughter was our son,” Mrs. Bradshaw said. ...

he asked for hormones and surgery to remove his breasts. Doctors had previously diagnosed him as being on the autism spectrum, as well as with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, PTSD and anxiety. He had struggled with loneliness during the pandemic, and, to his parents, seemed not to know exactly who he was yet, because he had repeatedly changed his name and sexual orientation. ...

The public school that Mrs. Bradshaw’s son attends is one of many throughout the country that allow students to socially transition — change their name, pronouns, or gender expression — without parental consent. ...

These disputes are unfolding as Republicans rally around “parental rights,” a catchall term for the decisions parents get to make about their children’s‌ upbringing. ...

Guidelines on social transitioning vary widely among school districts. Some states, such as California, New Jersey, and Maryland, expressly advise schools not to disclose information about students’ gender identity without their permission, while others offer antidiscrimination guidance that is open to interpretation. ...

One mother said her middle-schooler had secretly changed names and pronouns without her knowledge, even though she had worked as a teacher at the same school. Another mother shared how high school teachers had hidden her teenager’s social transition from her until graduation because they thought she wouldn’t be supportive enough. A mother of a 14-year-old who had spent time in an inpatient therapy facility said she had sent her school a letter from the student’s psychiatrist outlining concerns that the school had ignored. ...

Courts have ruled that under the Fourteenth Amendment, parents get to make medical and mental health decisions for their children, as well as direct their education and upbringing in other ways, unless they are abusive or unfit. But lawyers for schools have countered that parental rights aren’t absolute. Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Education has said that discriminating against students based on gender identity violates federal policy, although its guidance doesn’t specifically address parental rights.

This is really sick. These school policies are extremely destructive. The courts say that parents have constitutional rights, but the Biden administration ignores them for the sake of sexually grooming children.

No, the schoolteacher is not your child's mom. She is a sexual predator.

Update: Here is an essay by Jewish journalist Jesse Singal against much of the school secrecy.

There are clearly some situations where school should be a safe haven for kids who are experimenting with different ideas or ways of expressing themselves, and where teachers should let them do so without the risk of parental interference. If a male student from a conservative religious household were, within the security of his school walls, dressing in a feminine manner, it would be quite inappropriate for a teacher to rat him out to his parents — for many of the same reasons it would be inappropriate for a student from a conservative religious household to be ratted out for reading Carl Sagan’s and Bertrand Russell’s arguments against Christianity in the school library.
So a Jew with no kids thinks that anti-parent treachery is okay as long as it undermines Christianity.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Forcing Germany to Invade Ukraine

Wash. Post editorial headline:
Germany Is Refusing to Send Tanks to Ukraine. Biden Cannot Let This Stand.
This is how world wars start now. The USA forces Germany to send tanks into Ukraine.

I hope the history books are clear that this war is almost entirely the creation of American leftists.

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Teenaged Murderer gets Shot after Release

Gateway Pundit reports:
A teenager who got a slap on the wrist for intentionally running over a mom and little baby was recently gunned down on the streets. ...

Back on August 6, 2021, Baca stole a car and sped down the wrong way on a back street in Venice, California. He saw a mother named Rachel (last name withheld) pushing her baby in a stroller and steered the vehicle into them. ...

The public later learned that Baca was involved in another horrific crime. At the time of him running over Rachel and her baby, he was on felony probation for poisoning a high school girl’s drink. Despite these horrifying facts, communist LA County District Attorney George Gascon decided to stick to with his philosophy of screwing over victim’s families and pampering violent felons. Baca was given an extraordinary light five to seven month sentence last June and sent to a juvenile probation camp.

I wonder why I don't see stories like this more often.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Little Effect of Childhood Maltreatment

It seems obvious that mistreating children could cause mental illness in later life. I am sure it can. It does it actually happen enough to show statistically in studies?

The JayMan blogger is skeptical, and reports:

A new meta-analysis has dropped that sought to answer the question of whether childhood maltreatment leads to later mental health problems. This study is different from typical in that it tried to address the ever-pervasive problem of genetic confounding. ...

They were also diligent to check for publication bias and all those other things that are known to screw-up meta analyses. ...

I read through the paper and the supplements and it seems that there is one more confound that they didn’t address: child-to-parent effects. Troubled adults are quite often difficult, troubled children. Such children are more likely to elicit harsher treatment from caregivers. ...

Hence, the small residual seemingly causal association between childhood maltreatment and eventual adult mental health could be due to this. Now, the authors did also look at studies looking at institutional maltreatment (e.g., the infamous Romanian orphanages) and found a similar magnitude effect. Although child-to-caregiver effects are still a concern, the genetic confound also rears it head there, since there is a racial component to orphaned children there–more likely to be ethnic Romani, for example (a group with lower average IQ than ethnic Romanians).

That is, a child could inherit a gene for mental illness, become a huge behavior and discipline problem for the parents and caregivers, get mistreated, and grow up with a mental illness. But the illness was not caused by the mistreatment, but by the gene.

For millennia kids grew up under conditions that we would consider harsh today. The harsh conditions did not appear to cause any mental illness.

JayMan is not suggesting that anyone mistreat kids. Just trying to understand the facts.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Americans Believe Jewish Tropes

The Times of Israel reports:
A poll carried out by the organization surveyed the extent to which Americans agreed with various anti-Jewish tropes used since 1964, the year the ADL began monitoring opinions on the matter.

It found that 20% of Americans agreed with six or more of the 11 anti-Jewish statements, a rate not seen since 1992, and 9 percentage points higher than in 2019.

The ADL said agreeing with at least six antisemitic tropes amounts to having “deeply held antisemitic views,” and the survey indicates 52 million Americans fall into that category.

Meanwhile, 85% of Americans believe at least one anti-Jewish trope, compared to 61% in 2019. ...

Among the findings was that 39% of respondents believe Jews are more loyal to Israel than the United States. Advertisement

Also, 20% believe that Jews have “too much power” in the US, 26% say Jews have “too much power in the business world, and 21% agree that Jews “don’t care about anyone other than themselves.”

Over half, 53%, say that Jews will go out of their way to hire other Jews, the ADL found.

The findings indicate antisemitic beliefs that “Jews are too powerful, selfish, foreign, and clannish,” the ADL said.

Results indicated that 3% of the US population — amounting to 8 million people — believes every one of the 11 tropes respondents were quizzed about.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Australian Cardinal was Innocent

Reuters reports:
Australian Cardinal George Pell, a leading Roman Catholic conservative and former top Vatican official who was acquitted in 2020 of sexual abuse accusations, died on Tuesday at the age of 81, his private secretary said.

Fr. Joseph Hamilton told Reuters Pell died in a Rome hospital on Tuesday night. Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne said Pell died from heart complications after hip surgery.

The ruling allowed Pell to walk free after 13 months in prison, ending the case of the most senior figure accused in the global scandal of historical sex abuse that has rocked the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.

Acquitted? Innocent of all charges?

I missed that. I think I saw dozens of stories about how he was the proof that the Catholic Church was evil. After a long prosecution, he was in prison.

No, it was all a hoax. He never molested anyone. That was the unanimous opinion of the appeals judges.

The Catholic Church is hated for various reasons. Its enemies spread lies about it. I see Politico just fired a journalist for slandering Pope Benedict.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Avoiding the Biden Name

The Biden family drama has outdone Trump's. Legal news:
Hunter Biden asked a judge to deny his 4-year-old daughter from taking his surname — claiming it's a lightning rod for criticism and would rob the child of a "peaceful existence."

The first son's request on Jan. 6 came amid an ongoing paternity case against him in Independence, Ark., where Biden is fighting to lower his child-support payments to baby mama Lunden Roberts for their love child, Navy Joan Roberts.

Roberts, 31, asked Circuit Court Judge Holly Meyer on Dec. 27 to allow their daughter to take the Biden name, claiming it would benefit their daughter because it is "now synonymous with being well educated, successful, financially acute and politically powerful." . . .

[Hunter Biden's] lawyer fired off a motion the following week to ask the judge to deny Roberts' request, arguing that his daughter should decide for herself once "the disparagement of the Biden name is not at its height."

Hunter Biden had denied paternity of Navy Joan Roberts, until DNA testing demonstrated that he was Navy Joan's father. Lunden Roberts claims that allowing Navy Joan to take the Biden name would help "rectify" Hunter Biden's "neglect" of his daughter.

Men are not doing well in the movies, as explained by this video: Why Modern Movies Suck - They Hate Men (Part 1).

Monday, January 16, 2023

Happy MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. is still considered a big hero, but I am expecting him to be canceled eventually. His ideas run contrary to today's norms for anti-racial and racial justice. Also, he had some character flaws. See this:
Due to discrimination and persistent anti-Black bias, too many Americans do not know enough about this great man. Try these quiz questions and you can see how little the schools, news media and establishment have told you about the only American with his own holiday!
Not everyone agrees with the holiday:
In the year 2023, only 39 percent of Republican voters believe that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday should be a federal holiday — a full nine points fewer than when the law establishing the holiday was signed in 1983.
Support is probablly lower for Juneteenth.

Many thought that equal rights, integrated drinking fountains, and a couple of holidays would pacify Blacks. Nope. They want money:

​A San Francisco panel studying reparations has proposed a one-time payment of $5 million to each black resident of the city deemed eligible as recompense for the “decades of harm they have experienced,” according to a report on Monday.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

The Last of Us, Not Infected

The hot tv show is the Disney/HBO/Canadian The Last of Us.

It is based on a video game about some parasitic infection like Toxoplasma gondii. The parasite hijacks the brain and turns people into zombies.

The real lifs T. gondii is spread by cats and affects the behavior of animals, and makes people sick. There appears to be some debate over whether having cats causes people to become feline slaves.

After reading about this disease, I would not live in a house with a cat. Of course cat owners, once infected, say that they are happy to have their minds controlled by a cat parasite.

The show seems to be a metaphor for how woke disease is spreading all over the human race, controlling their behavior, and turning them into zombies.

The potential savior in the show is an infected virgin girl I don't think that they are allowed to extol virginity or moral purity on tv anymore, so she is a lesbian.

I do think that wokeness is like a mind-altering infectious parasite. Once infected, people are no longer capable of rational conversation.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

New York Voted for a Gay Jew

George Santos said that he was a gay Jew to get elected a Congressman from New York.

Okay, he lied. About this and a few other things. He even lied more than the typical politician.

But why does he have to say that he is a gay Jew to be elected? That is the real question here. Do New Yorkers only elect gay Jews? How is anyone else supposed to have a chance?

If he has to say that he is a gay Jew to have a chance, then we should expect gay Jew impostors. We should be happy to get a Congressman who is not really a gay Jew.

Friday, January 13, 2023

Conway Explains Support for Trump

Kellyanne Conway writes in the NY Times:
Some people have never gotten over it. Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. There is no vaccine and no booster for it. Cosseted in their social media bubbles and comforted within self-selected communities suffering from sameness, the afflicted disguise their hatred for Mr. Trump as a righteous call for justice or a solemn love of democracy and country. So desperate is the incessant cry to “get Trump!” that millions of otherwise pleasant and productive citizens have become naggingly less so. They ignore the shortcomings, failings and unpopularity of President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and abide the casual misstatements of an administration that says the “border is secure,” inflation is “transitory,” “sanctions are intended to deter” Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine and they will “shut down the virus.” They’ve also done precious little to learn and understand what drives the 74 million fellow Americans who were Trump-Pence voters in 2020 and not in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. ...

Unless what’s old can be new again. Mr. Trump’s track record reminds Republican primary voters of better days not that long ago: accomplishments on the economy, energy, national security, trade deals and peace deals, the drug crisis and the southern border. He can also make a case — one that will resonate with Republicans — about the unfairness and hypocrisy of social media censorship and alleged big tech collusion, as recent and ongoing revelations show. Mr. Trump, as a former president, can also be persuasive with Republican primary voters and some independents in making a frontal attack on the Biden administration’s feckless management of the economy, reckless spending and lack of urgency and competence on border control and crime. ...

A popular sentiment these days is, “I want the Trump policies without the Trump personality.” It is true that limiting the name-calling frees up time and space for persuasion and solutions. Still, it may not be possible to have one without the other. Mr. Trump would remind people, it was a combination of his personality and policies that forced Mexico to help secure our border; structured new trade agreements and renewed manufacturing, mining and energy economies; pushed to get Covid vaccines at warp speed; engaged Kim Jong-un; played hardball with China; routed ISIS and removed Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s most powerful military commander; forced NATO countries to increase their defense spending and stared down Mr. Putin before he felt free to invade Ukraine.

It is already quite clear that Trump was a better President than Biden.

When the subject of Trump 2024 comes up, hardly anyone argues that Biden is a better President. They either support Trump, or complain about his personality, his tweets, his behavior, drama about his associates, or legal uncertainty about some politically motivated attacks on him.

Like or not, as Conway explains, his personality was crucial to his success, both in his popularity and policy. Otherwise, he would have been destroyed.

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Term Field Replaced with Practicum

Fox News reports:
The University of Southern California's School of Social Work will no longer use the word "field" because it "may have connotations for descendants of slavery and immigrant workers that are not benign," according to a letter from the department.

USC's Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work will make the change in order to ensure the use of "inclusive language and practice," according to the letter.

"Specifically, we have decided to remove the term ‘field’ from our curriculum and practice and replace it with ‘practicum,'" the letter said. "This change supports anti-racist social work practice by replacing language that would be considered anti-Black or anti-immigrant in favor of inclusive language."

I will be looking to see if anyone really uses the term practicum. I never heard of it.

Update: I mentioned Stanford's list of harmful language. The list has now been taken down.

No, Stanford did not change its mind about the language being harmful. It still argues that terms like "master/slave" are racist, and must be eliminated. It only said that it was working on a more inclusive list, because of technical criticism.

But Stanford is not alone in seeking to remove harmful language from its college communications. On the contrary—many colleges engage in such practices, though they are less transparent in their practices. Also, some acknowledge that their efforts, which have not engaged their communities, could be seen as performative.
Performative? That means that no one believes that this language is really harmful, but it is being purged anyway to appease political factions.

Update: Here is some USC student reaction. Example:

if the phrases being replaced originated from slavery or have an offensive origin, she supports the decision.
No, it does not have an offensive origin. It is just something to complain about.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Covid Lockdowns Did Not Work

When the covid lockdowns started in early 2020, everyone attacked Sweden for not going along with the program. Hundreds of articles said that it was not following the science and medicine, and killing its citizen.

Now we have some data on what worked, and Sweden has the lowest excess mortality.

The same blog has an unrelated story of an Indiana mom went to family court asking for a child custody change to sole custody because she wanted to eliminate the possibility of the dad talking to her daughter about religion! Sure enough, the judge ordered the dad not to discuss religion!

Fortunately, the appeals court reversed. Most child custody decisions are not appealable.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The Legal Subjection of Men, England, 1896

Ernest Belfort Bax was a 19th century mens rights advocate. He wrote in 1896:

It has always in England been laid down as a fundamental law based on public policy, that the custody of children and their education is a duty incumbent on the father. It is said to be so fundamental that he is not permitted to waive his exercise of the right by pre-nuptial contract. (See the Agar v. Ellis Case.)

This rule of the Common Law of England is of course in harmony with the policy of all Europe and Christendom, as well as with the historic conditions of the European social organisation, if not with the primal instincts of the race.

Nevertheless, fundamental and necessary as the rule may be, the pro-feminist magistrates and judges of England are bent apparently on ignoring it with a light heart. They have not merely retained the old rule that the custody of infants of tender years remains with the mother until the child attains the age of seven. But they go much further than that. As a matter of course, and without considering in the least the interests of the child, or of society at large, they hand over the custody and education of all the children to the litigant wife, whenever she establishes –an easy thing to do– a flimsy and often farcical case of technical “cruelty.”

The victim husband has the privilege of maintaining the children as well as herself out of his property or earnings, and has the added consolation of knowing that they will brought up to detest him.

Even in the extreme case where a deserting wife takes with her the children of the marriage, there is practically no redress for the husband if in narrow circumstances. The police courts will not interfere. The divorce court, as already stated, is expensive to the point of prohibition. In any case the husband has to face a tribunal already prejudiced in favour of the female, and the attendant scandal of a process will probably have no other result than to injure his children and their future prospects in life.

– Ernest B. Bax, The Legal Subjection of Men (1896 p.16)

His book, The Legal Subjection of Men, is in the public domain.

England was the greatest country in the world, when fathers had the child custody rights. It went into a long decline, relative to the rest of the world, when feminist courts took over. Probably a coincidence.

Non-Whites have the most Privileges

The NY Times regularly writes about the Great Replacement, and a 2014 article argued:
if Hispanics ultimately identify as white Americans, then whites will remain the majority for the foreseeable future.
Now it turns out that Hispanics stopped identifying as White in 2020 Census. Apparently, after George Floyd, they all realized that colored people have greater privileges.

Will everyone now admit that Whites are in demographic decline? The main argument against the decline was that the definition of White kept expanding to include more non-whites. With that not true anymore, I wonder what the NY Times will say.

Monday, January 09, 2023

Jordan Peterson Sent to Re-education

The NY Post reports:
Controversial Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has launched a legal challenge against the College of Psychologists of Ontario after he said the governing body threatened to pull his practicing license if he doesn’t complete social media re-education for comments he made on Twitter and the Joe Rogan podcast.

Peterson, 60, filed an application for judicial review with the Ontario Divisional Court, the Toronto Sun reported Wednesday, as the clinical psychologist has said he will refuse to comply with the regulatory body’s demands.

The CPO, which oversees practicing psychologists in Ontario in order to protect patients from professional misconduct, ordered Peterson to complete a mandatory “Specified Continuing Education or Remedial Program” to “review, reflect on and ameliorate [his] professionalism in public statements,” according to a lengthy list of requirements from the college that Peterson shared on Twitter.  

He must meet with a psychologist for coaching classes, which he must pay for, until a final report is issued by the coach that shows their concerns have been “properly ameliorated.” The CPO reached its decision on Nov. 22 following an investigation.

“I’m not complying. I’m not submitting to re-education. I am not admitting that my viewpoints — many of which have, by the way, been entirely justified by the facts that have emerged since the complaints were levied — were either wrong or unprofessional,” he wrote in the National Post Wednesday evening.

Peterson is not even particularly controversial. I do not consider him a right-winger. His current troubles are not from political opinions, but from restating consensus scholarly knowledge.

This just shows how evil the whole field of Psychology.

Peterson has the resources to contest this, but he is not the real target. The real purpose is to intimidate others who might repeat what he says.

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Houellebecq says Great Replacement is Fact

Remix reports:
The Great Mosque of Paris has filed a complaint against Michel Houellebecq, considered France’s greatest living author, after he said that the native French population does not wish for Muslims to assimilate but to “stop stealing from them and attacking them” or, if the Muslim population cannot manage that, then they should simply leave France.

Houellebecq made the remarks during an explosive interview in November, in which he and philosopher Michel Onfray discussed a wide-range of topics, including the Great Replacement, Islam, God, the European Union, euthanasia, and the future of France.

“The wish of the native French population, as they say, is not that Muslims assimilate, but that they stop stealing from them and attacking them — or else, another solution, that they go,” Houellebecq said. Michel Houellebecq says Great Replacement is ‘fact’: ‘I was very shocked that it was called a theory. It’s not a theory, it’s a fact.’

France’s greatest living author says the Great Replacement is a fact

Houellebecq also spoke of a coming civil war due to the spread of Islam in France.

This is like saying that the emporer has no clothes. He says it is not just his opinion, but French consensus.

It is foolish to think that Islam can coexist with others in France. Moslems are invading France, with the aim of domination.

Saturday, January 07, 2023

Jews Had Subjugated Germans by 1879

I was taught that Hitler picked on the Jews as a poor defenseless minority that just happened to be a convenient foil for his nationalist ambitions. That is wrong.

The Victory of Judaism over Germanism: Viewed from a Nonreligious Point of View (1879) ...

“Judaism has triumphed on a worldwide historical basis. I shall bring the news of a lost battle and of the victory of the enemy and all of that I shall do without offering excuses for the defeated army.”

Nothing is more natural than the hatred the Jews must have felt for those who enslaved them and abducted them from their homeland ...

“By the nineteenth century the amazing toughness and endurance of the Semites had made them the leading power within occidental society. As a result, and that particularly in Germany, Jewry has not been assimilated into Germanism, but Germanism has been absorbed into Judaism” ...

What we [Germans] don’t have is the drive of the Semitic people. On account of our tribal organization we shall never be able to acquire such a drive and because cultural development knows no pause, our outlook is none other than a time when we Germans will live as slaves under the legal and political feudalism of Judaism.

So the Jews hated the Germans and, by 1879, the Jews had used their superior talents to conquer and subjugate the Germans.

This was one man's opinion, and he could be exaggerating, but I am quite surprised that he saw evidence to justify these conclusions.

People often asked: How could the Germans go along with persecuting the Jews? Maybe the answer is that Germans saw Jews as oppressors who had stolen their country.

Friday, January 06, 2023

Is America a Christian Nation?

Leftist-atheist-evolutionist professor Jerry Coyne write:
The important question, then, is this: was America (and other Western democracies) founded on Christian principles? I aver that Justin Dryer is wrong. ...

Franklin was an atheist, Jefferson a deist who cut out all the words referring to miracles and the supernatural from his Bible (and also founded the University of Virginia insisting that it not have a divinity school), and I’m not aware that Madison or Washington were particularly religious. (John Adams, on the other hand, was.) ...

I reject Dyer’s claim that America was or is a Christian nation except in the trivial sense that most Americans in the late 18th century were Christians. The ideas that underlay America’s founding are simple humanistic ones that long pre-dated the rise of Christianity. ...

And you certainly can’t say that America was founded as a Christian nation simply because its founders professed to be Christians. Everybody was a Christian then. You might as well say that the Industrial Revolution was founded on Christianity.

Coyne is a Jewish atheist who wrote a book on how Christians and Moslems believe in things that are unscientific and objectively wrong.

He has a narrow view of Christianity. This is like saying Israel is not a Jewish nation, because many of its founders did not believe in God or the Exodus stories.

If America were founded by Moslems, Hindoos, Jews, or any other non-Christians, it would have turned out a lot different. That is obvious. America is thoroughly Christian.

Okay, Jefferson was selective in what he accepted from the Gospels. But he based his life philosophy on a edited version of the Gospels, not the Koran or the Torah. I consider him a Christian.

Update: Coyne has a followup about a nearly secular church:

Evolutionary biologist and religion critic Jerry Coyne (University of Chicago) concurs: “Of all existing religions that claim to be religions, Unitarian Universalism (UU) seems to be the least dogmatic and therefore the least harmful — and perhaps the most liberal and tolerant.”
As he explains, wokism has reversed that. UU is now extremely dogmatic Leftist and intolerant.

It is funny how those claiming to be freethinkers, atheists, rationalists, etc. have adopted the Wokism religion, and are more dogmatic and intolerant than the typical Christian.

Thursday, January 05, 2023

AI Chatbot is now Writing Papers

I was reading an interesting technical paper by a research team at OpenAI, and it ended with:
8. Acknowledgements
We would like to thank everyone behind ChatGPT for creating a tool that helped provide useful writing feedback.
What? Did ChatGPT write the text of this paper?

OpenAI is based in San Francisco, and most of the team has foreign sounding names. China, India, Korea, Russia. They seem to be implying that that they used an ai chatbot to clean up their grammar and word usage, at the least.

ChatGPT is an OpenAI product, so maybe they are just eating their own dogfood, as Bill Gates used to say, or they are just plugging the company product. Nevertheless it is unusual to so openly credit AI for a research paper.

Tuesday, January 03, 2023

The Best Singers are All Black

Rolling Stone lists the 200 best singers of all time.
#1. Aretha Franklin #2. Whitney Houston
#3. Sam Cooke
#4. Billie Holiday
#5. Mariah Carey
#6. Ray Charles
#7. Stevie Wonder
#8. Beyoncé
#9. Otis Redding
#10. Al Green
Who knew? Do any Whites even know how to sing?

Sunday, January 01, 2023

Court Rules that Schools can Separate Bathrooms

Politico reports:
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Florida school district’s policy of separating school bathrooms based on biological sex is constitutional.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced its 7-4 decision on Friday, ruling that the St. Johns County School Board did not discriminate against transgender students based on sex, or violate federal civil rights law by requiring transgender students to use gender-neutral bathrooms or bathrooms matching their biological sex.

The court’s decision was split down party lines, with seven justices appointed by Republican presidents siding with the school district and four justices appointed by Democratic presidents siding with Drew Adams, a former student who sued the district in 2017 because he [she, a girl] wasn’t allowed to use the boys restroom.

I am trying to understand the Democrat reaoning. Here is the court opinion.

Here are the arguments.

  • The court can say that a boy has a constituional right to use the girls bathroom, without ending sex-separated bathrooms.

  • The school did prove the necessity of sex-separated bathrooms.

  • School policy could be hard to enforce, in some far-fetched hypothetical cases.

  • Transgender students are just like Black slaves, and we must forever try to remedy whatever bad feelings they might have.

    Ann Coulter explains Gays, You’re Not Black. These race analogies are pretty sick.

    These Democrat arguments are so foolish that is is hard to believe that they are sincere. I think that there is some other reason that Democrats are so eager to sexually groom teenagers.

    One of the Democrat judges says:

    Today, a majority of my colleagues labels Adams as unfit for equal protection based on his transgender status.

    To start, the majority opinion simply declares—without any basis—that a person’s “biological sex” is comprised solely of chromosomal structure and birth-assigned sex. So, the majority opinion concludes, a person’s gender identity has no bearing on this case about equal protection for a transgender boy. The majority opinion does so in disregard of the record evidence—evidence the majority does not contest—which demonstrates that gender identity is an immutable, biological component of a person’s sex.

    Sex is immutable. This child was born a girl, and is still a girl. She claims to be "trans", meaning that she is changing what she considers to be her gender identity. If so, then her preferred gender identity is mutable. She is changing it. Her sex is immutable.

    Florida law is letting her use bathrooms according to her immutable characteristics. She can also use a private gender-neutral bathroom. This judge saying that her trans identity is immutable is just crazy.